Cheers for the kind words all. Had an awful 1 hour run today, result of road race day before, not much for dinner, early breakfast, swimming with wife and kid and the run straight after!! (Note to self job)
PP - yeah Alex is a real talent, seems like a nice bloke too, gave him top tips on the aldershot relay course
Very solid time Scott, that wind must have been a mare And Matt, great XC and good scalps there too. Good runs from AG and Pete too.
Bloody drivers! Last week running to MK some woman stopped on a crossing by Tesco when the lights were green to let people cross, very nice, but it was a dual carriageway and the car In the other lane nearly ran them over! Really clever. Hope knee not too serious AG.
Good parkrun Pete and hope not too breezy tomorrow Scott, although I know the area, not much shelter there!
So the Wolverton 5. Started off and felt pretty strong, first mile in 5.02, but the mile markers are notoriously dodgy here! It's one small loop first so you come back into the wind past the start running south and onto the big loop. I think 2 miles was 10.23 and by the time we has reached 4 I knew I wasn't going to beat my 26.00 PB. The last 3/4 mile you hit the wind again, bit like going from 2pm to 9am looking at a clock face.
ended up with 26.23/26, which I was happy with as it was bloody windy and my mate from Herne hill did 26.00 and he would expect 25.20 ish usually, we all thought about 20-30 secs off for the wind. Placings wise, beat my V40 competitors- I thought until I found out the 3rd placed guy turned 40 three days before! Luckily they do a one prize per person rule so I should get the 50 smackers next week.
Yes Dachs I'll try, he's not absolutely flying as such at the moment - so there might be a chance. Still annoyed 2 years ago when our friend EOG was going well then had a stinker at Wolverton, meaning I would have picked up the goodies - if I hadn't got a cold and couldn't run..hey ho..looks windy though, so a PB looks unlikely.
Bus - good community running there, hope the niggle clears up. happy b'day Rich!
Good bit of XC action there from Pete and AG, good stuff chaps. Dachs - sounded awful, but we've all been there. I personally tend to try and fine another race straight away.
Not done much recently, few strides Thursday, Swansea for footie and muchos beer Saturday, cracking long run to MK on Sunday about 14/15 miles (cold, no wind, carbo loaded from the day before!)
Luton last night, 6 x 1200 on the grass. Can't remember the sequence exactly, but they started at about 3.51 and ended up with 3.45 for the last one. Felt pretty good and ready for Wolverton 5 on Saturday. Shame Gordon Lee has entered. He's a very fast old man!!
That's the way it works though Bus! Ric - Yes I know who you mean..Metros guy. the best bit about the lakes 10k is the free bottle of sparkling wine that my dad's mate does out of the van. Decent stuff too..
Just a heads up that Sweatshop have 20% extra off everything including sale stuff, just picked up my new pair of Glide boost for £48 including P&P.
In case anyone after some new stuff. Right, better get to bed, up at 5am!